Hello fellow astronomy enthusiasts,
Been a while since I have posted on Cloudy Nights but getting ready to leave Friday heading down to New Smyrna Beach Florida for some fun and relaxation!
I am taking my telescope this year and after visiting the desktop program Stellarium, it looks there are going to be some good viewing around midnighf of Saturn, Andromeda, the Moon and maybe Jupiter.
Already have ordered a cell phone adapter and Bluetooth remote for my first try at astrophotography but what better place to start than at the beach. Will share some pictures on here when I get back. Just hope there are favorable viewing conditions!
By the way, New Smyrna Beach is around 30 minutes below Daytona Beach and have been vacationing there since I was 3 and am now 58. Got to love the beach! As Jeff Spicolli quoted in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz and I'm fine" Cannot remember if he mentioned anything about a telescope though.....LOL.
Any other members here vacationed in New Smyrna Beach?
Take care everyone and happy viewing!